Welcome to Alaska with Doc and Dar

Private River Fishing

33438 Johnson Drive 

Soldotna, AK 99669 

(340) 244-2546

Call for Daily Fishing Report

(907) 262-9097

Meet Doc and Dar

Additional Information

Welcome to Alaska with Doc and Dar, your hosts Doc and Doris Palancia, two kids from Brooklyn NY, and Bayonne NJ who love the smell of wood smoke! 

We are located in the center most town on the Kenai peninsula,Soldotna, Russian for “Soldier” so named because it was settled by returning WWII G I’s on land set aside in 1947 by the U. S Government for homesteading.

  A unique, Private River Fishing experience 4 miles from the City Center, with 100 feet of river bank along the Kenai river fishing from above water platforms, no wading required. 

We offer 2 loft style cabins, which are only a 50 yard walk to the river. Each cabin sleeps 4 comfortably or 6, if you know each other real well!

They each are equiped with a full kitchen and bath, cable TV,and Wi-Fi,  an outside picnic table and BBQ grill. There is also a dedicated freezer for each cabin to store your catch as well as a smokehouse on site. And YES, we ARE pet friendly. 

Daily and weekly seasonal rates available.

  What do we fish for you ask?  Well , it depends on time of year. Mid June to early July, Russian River Red Salmon, Mid July to early August, Sockeye Red Salmon, mid August onward, Silver Salmon. From June onward Trout and of course KING Salmon.

  What else is there to do?  Since we are centrally located on the Peninsula, and  as a comfortable home away from home when visiting the many sites on the Peninsula, you are only 7 Miles from  the Kasilof River for early Sockeye Salmon. 63 road miles to Homer and the Homer Spit and views of the Harding Ice Fields. 73 Road miles to Seward and Exit Glacier, and only 123 road miles to Anchorage.  

How to get to us:  From Anchorage, 123 road miles along the scenic Turn again Arm, past the Town of Hope, first gold mining town in Alaska, visit the Wild Life Sanctuary enroute along the Sterling Highway to Soldotna. OR Take the RAVN air shuttle from Anchorage to the town of Kenai, a 15 minute flight, the a 15 minute drive to Soldotna. 

 From Kenai, Take the Kalifornski Highway to Soldotna   Or fly into the City of Soldotna Airport, if you have your own plane.  Once in Soldotna, at the last stop light south of town, take Funny River Road, past the City Airport to mile 4, then a left on Mann Drive. Drive a mile to the intersection on Johnson Drive. Make a left on Johnson then about 4 houses on the right to 33438 Johnson Drive.

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Alaska Salmon fishing with Doc and Dar

Alaska Salmon fishing with Doc and Dar

An afternoon on the Kenai River 

About Us

Our Cabins

Alaska Salmon Fishing Cabin Rentals

 Located four miles from city center of Soldotna, Alaska, and on mile 24 of the Kenai River, we provide accommodations for the avid fisherman or woman. Our two loft style cabins can house up to 5 people, with a full kitchen, and bath. Outside each cabin is your own BBQ grill and picnic table. Each cabin has it's own dedicated freezer to hold your catch, as well as a smoke house. Just a short 100 yard walk to some of the best fishing on the Kenai River. 100 feet of river front, with 6 fishing platforms just above river height provides for a private, "No Combat Fishing", experience, and dry feet. At the river bank site, we have a 3 station cleaning table. Nets and stringers provided. Your hosts, Doris (Dar) and Vincent (Doc) Palancia will assist the novice fisherman in catching the "Reds" that swim by. 


 Bank River Fishing

 BBQ Dish/Cable  TV


 Fish Cleaning Station

Freezer Storage 


Rent Fishing Gear  

What's in Season

Mid June to early July:  Russian River Red Salmon  

 Mid July to early August:  Sockeye Red Salmon

Mid August onward: Silver Salmon 

June onward:  Trout and of course KING Salmon.


The sight of thousands of salmon swimming past you will last in your memory for a lifetime.   There's nothing better. 

Fresh Fillets


Exccept, perhaps, the ones that are just waiting to find the grill, smokehouse, or your freezer.   

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